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2014-07-01 23:02:32

North Carolina State Supreme Court reverses the Court of Appeals Opinion; enters summary judgment in favor of Wilson County Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 In the recent North Carolina Supreme Court case of Bynum v. Wilson County, Henry Gorham, Carrie Meigs and Leslie Lasher, along with co-counsel at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, obtained a favorable result for their client, Wilson County. At issue before the North Carolina Supreme Court was the concept of...

2014-07-01 20:22:12

NCMS Announces Plan to Expand North Carolina Drug Card Distribution Sites RALEIGH, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) officially announced plans to expand support for North Carolina's free discount drug card program. North Carolina Drug Card, which is free to all North Carolina residents, provides savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. The program was launched in August 2007 to help uninsured and...

2014-07-01 16:32:38

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PhotoBiz is now offering free 7-day trials. Without taking that credit card out of the wallet where it belongs, visit photobiz.com/trial to take advantage of this new offer. During the 7-day period, new customers have full access to the products they are trying, and can even add multiple products to the trial account to get a better idea of what works for their business. All that is needed to sign up for a free 7-day trial is a...

2014-07-01 12:30:02

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in North Carolina that July 29 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. These loans are available from the SBA as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides on July 27, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO PNPs located in the following counties are eligible to apply: Ashe,...

2014-06-30 23:15:08

Findings from Recent Inmar Shopper Studies Echoed During June 6 Consumer Panel Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that the company’s 2014 shopper research found millennials are employing more technology than other shoppers to research purchases and maintain their wellness. These findings were “given voice” during Inmar’s recent “Mining for Millennials” program where a consumer panel of six...

2014-06-30 23:14:59

Ticket Down announces that tickets for Paul McCartney at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC are now on sale to the general public. This popular ticket exchange is also offering their customer appreciation promo/coupon code PAUL-MCCARTNEY-2014 for added savings. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Ticket Down is a reputable source for cheap Paul McCartney Greensboro tickets. Paul McCartney is currently preparing for a nationwide tour throughout the United States beginning on July...

2014-06-30 23:11:59

SEAL Innovation, Inc., a wearable technology start-up commercializing an innovative swim safety monitor, announces that seasoned business and aquatics leaders Jan Davis and David Fox have joined its board of directors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 SEAL Innovation, Inc., a wearable technology start-up commercializing an innovative swim safety monitor, announces that seasoned business and aquatics leaders Jan Davis and David Fox have joined its board of directors. “We are ecstatic to...

2014-06-30 23:03:45

VIF Splash Language Immersion programs will be implemented in 47 schools during the 2014-15 school year. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Monday that 47 schools across North Carolina will offer its Splash Language Immersion programs during the 2014-15 school year, marking an increase of 14 schools providing VIF dual language offerings in the state. Schools initiating language...

2014-06-30 16:22:03

Five Finalists' Stories Featured Online for Industry Viewing, Voting Opens this Fall RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to celebrate the value pest management professionals (PMPs) bring to society, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, Bayer has announced the five finalists for its Tales of Transformation initiative, and each finalist's story is featured online, where viewers can watch all five videos. Bayer...

New Species Of Moth Named To Honor The Cherokee Nation
2014-06-30 03:36:44

Pensoft Publishers A small, drab and highly inconspicuous moth has been flitting nameless about its special niche among the middle elevations of one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the southern Appalachian Mountains in North America. A team of American scientists has now identified this new to science species as Cherokeea attakullakulla and described it in a special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys. In all probability, it has been frequenting these haunts for tens of...


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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